Pink is a big colour trend for Spring. I am not necessarily a fan of following the latest trends nor do I adhere to the so called “rules or advice” for older women. I think you can wear pink at any age. The trick is how you wear pink. A smart pink coat may be the perfect way to tackle this trend.
The important criteria is the style. The same applies to grey hair. If you want to let your hair go grey feel free. If you fancy wearing pink go ahead. Just make sure that the style is modern and fresh and not “granny like” Even though you may be a granny as I am.
I am wearing a simple pink unstructured wool coat by Mango. (I just checked I can’t believe it is sold out already. I does say add to wish list. It has obviously been popular. It may come back into stock). Straight leg classic jeans (old and very comfy). Same style still available Nordstrom and JDWilliams
How I style my new spring trench by Marks&Spencer (also available on US website). It is longer than some of the classic versions. I wanted a casual look so I have teamed it with my NYDJ jeans (UK and USA) and a grey roll neck sweater by MeandEm (similar from their current range).
I had such fun taking these photos with Julie of Jafinthebox. They were shot in my local village in South West London. The photo above was taken in front of the iconic Olympic Studios (now converted to a cinema). It has a fascinating history. It was originally built in 1906 as an entertainment hall. During the 1960s it became a sound recording studio. Many of the famous bands of the day recorded there including The Rolling Stones.
Trench coats seem to have grown in size this season. The trend for Spring is for oversized and longer. The look is more casual. Less rigid and severe.
As I have mentioned before when I am in France I love reading the french magazines. One of my favourites is Femme Majuscule. They have an excellent section on La Mode. In a recent addition they featured trench coats but not as we know them (see above). Loose and casual was the way to go. I have always loved trench coats and can still remember a wonderful grey version I had for many years. It finally wore out. I do find on us older women they can sometimes look “too classic” and a bit “buttoned up.” For this reason I have not owned one for a few years now.
Since my visit to Paris last December I have been looking for a parka A la parisienne street style. I have finally found one that works well for me. It is grey, a better colour for me than khaki. The parka I am wearing is by JDWilliams (US & UK). It comes in sizes 10 to 32 uk and 6 to 28 US. It is lightly padded so warm enough worn over a thick sweater now or later with a simple tee. The hood is detachable.
The cream sweater I am wearing is by Winserlondon last season. Similar wool cashmere roll neck at House of Fraser (reduced from £69 to £39) Classic black trousers by Winserlondon
Fabulous photo by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram. Yes it is my car. Getting old now but still going well. Like me!
I am so glad that pointy toe flat shoes are back in fashion for Spring. My feet never looked very good in the round toe bally flats that have been so popular for the last few seasons. The reason for this is at 5’7″ and size 37 feet round toed shoes just look silly. They shorten my feet and can give the impression that I am about to topple over. Not a good look.
ABOVE; Collection of flats from Nordstrom. From top left Vivien snakeskin flat // Pastel pointy toe flat // Spot bow pointy toe // Laser cut loafer.
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